using my ever available 'knee swift' to wind a skein
is so comfy and satisfying.
But I guess I don't need to understand.
I can simply do it.
(bobbins for Aubusson low warp tapestry weaving
which have been sitting unused for decades),
make fabulous holders for hand spun linen warp.
how much I love building little pipe looms,
even ones I've built dozens of times before,
and how pieces of cardboard
from the backs of sketchpads
(if not the most photogenic),
filled with questions and answers
and ever ready for some experiment or other
(here I've used some flour paste sizing to tame my less than smooth hand spun linen),
note: size = flour and water mixed to the consistency of cream and applied with my fingers
for large chunks of time
which means the old dog
can keep track of me
without moving too much.
And moving can be hard
when you are 117 years old (17 1/2 +).
tapestry weaving pleases us both.
So I guess I'll try another.
Today -- back to wool warp
(only 1 1/2" square four selvedge)
But what weft?
and have noticed that despite my apprehension
I quite like it,
there are ever more things to try.
Which pleases both me and the old dog.
Guess I'll have to stop typing,
sit back down on the floor,
wind a bobbin,
and keep exploring.
You can find out the latest here: Fringeless
pps. The photos and videos that Rebecca took for this class are amazing.
They sure make me notice and appreciate
the difference between my ipad pics
and those from a serious camera.
I think I'll go make some pictures with yarn.